American soldiers on both sides never dreamed of airplanes in their combat when the battle of Camden was fought on August 16, 1780 at Gum Swamp. Yet, just a few weeks ago, I led the commanders and staff of much of the 9th (Ninth) Air Force and its fighter squadrons across our battlefield to study the terrain and tactics. What would today's Air Force Major General Lawrence Wells and his colonels care about a 232-year-old Revolutionary War battle? Simple question with a solid answer, of which many of our local citizens may not be aware. Technology, armaments, and accoutrements ...
In Monday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, regarding the Carolina Cup undercard, the names of Camden's Sue and George Sensor were inadvertently left out of the portion of the story which dealt with Baltic Shore's victory in the day's co-feature chase, the $30,000 Woodward-Kirkover Cup.
Louis Clyburn has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
The 22nd annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Kechem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.
Real estate transfers
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Mullikin Law Firm back home to Camden was held by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce recently. The firm is located at 1308 Broad St., in Camden and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Mullikin Law Firm is a leading government, policy, regulatory and public affairs firm that focuses on energy, environmental and health care issues. The phone number for the Mullikin Law Firm is 425-7771.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold a spring meeting on Monday, April 16 at the Old Towne Tavern (1044 Broad Street in Camden) at 6:30 p.m.
Playing without starting third singles performer, Nelson Semple, the Camden High tennis team rolled into this week's spring break with a 4-2 win over Hartsville in a match played last Thursday at the CHS Athletic Complex.
It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools with the city limits of Camden to start sprucing up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.
Funeral services for Geraldine H. Bateman, 76, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Funeral services for Andrew Dave "A.D." Goff, 78, Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Adult Sunday School Class, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045 or the Walter Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Less than 17 months ago the voters of this county -- Kershaw County -- voted down a proposal to increase a tax of 1 cent for a number of so-called "improvements" for the "betterment" of all concerned who live in the county.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. which will also welcome a new exhibit to the Bassett Gallery, David Yaghihan's Everyman. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Arts South, the SC Arts Commission, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn ...
A pair of games between cross-river rivals Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will bring the curtain down on the Telasco Alarm Service Camden Spring Break Tournament.
The Clinic Classic Challenge, to be held April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Camden, is open to all students aged 12 and under. The school with the most participants in the McDonald's 5K Walk/Run will be awarded $500. This prize, thanks to sponsor McDonald's, may be used at the discretion of the school's principal.
A funeral service for Betty Hinson Bell, 82, of Kershaw, SC, was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, in the sanctuary of Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Tony Pope officiated.
Paul Wayne Reece, 67, of Cassatt, SC, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to the Disabled American Veterans of SC, Inc. PO Box 5317, West Columbia, SC 29171
Funeral service for Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III, 79, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church of God with burial to follow in the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill. The family will receive friends today 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church of God, 4238 Red hill Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.
• We hope you had as much fun reading our recent front page story on the 2015 Junior Leadership Kershaw County's etiquette class as we did putting it together. The entire Junior Leadership program -- taking some of Kershaw County's brightest and most promising students and giving them the opportunity to interact with a variety of leaders from across the county -- is one we're lucky to have in our community. The etiquette class, held at Boykin's Mill Pond Steakhouse, taught these already well-mannered teens the finer points of moving through society, especially at a fancy restaurant. Parents often ...
It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.
While I was taking a finance class as part of my doctoral program in Virginia in the early 1990s, one of the topics we discussed was a lawsuit that had been filed in South Carolina, now called the Abbeville case, which challenged South Carolina's structure for funding public education. Life takes funny turns. Here I am 21 years later in South Carolina when the case is finally settled.
DOVER, Del. -- Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Kenny Carter was named as the head football coach at Delaware State University last Wednesday.
Monday: Lewisville, Darlington at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
Rickey E. Macklin, a Camden native, will sign copies of his books at the Kirkwood Community Center, 2402 Carlos St. in Camden, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children's faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.
A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC's main campus Thursday.
After winning their first Region 4-4A game of the season, the sledding has become tougher for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.
Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.